COURAGE: Being brave enough to take the next step, even when you’re afraid.
MAIN POINT: You can take the next step even when you don’t feel ready.
BIBLE STORY: Moses’ Calling/10 Plagues | Exodus 3-6:12; 7-12:42
MEMORY VERSE: “”Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9b
We continue our look at courage in Exodus 3–6:12 and 7–12:42:
- God calls Moses to lead the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt.
- Moses gives excuse after excuse for why he’s not the person God should use. But Moses doesn’t have a choice; God has chosen him.
- Even though Moses is frightened, he trusts God and takes the next step by confronting Pharaoh to let God’s people go.
- With just one step of courage, in the end, God’s power triumphs and Pharaoh releases his hold on the Israelites.
You can take the next step even when you don’t feel ready. We all face times when we feel like we’re supposed to do something, but fear that we won’t have what it takes to get it done. We can have courage to take the next step, knowing God can give us what we need to get the job done.